In a report by the Save the Children charity, five hundred million children could grow up physically and mentally stunted over the next 15 years because they do not have enough to eat.
Choosing patronage of an addiction charity as one of her first official roles, the Duchess of Cambridge is following in the footsteps of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, who became Patron of Turning Point in 1985.
The Macmillan Cancer Support charity said that the cancer mean survival time, the time from diagnosis until fewer than half of patients are still alive, has increased from one year to 5.8 years since 1971.
Britain’s Prince William and the former Kate Middleton begin their tour in California for a long weekend to promote British trade and film interests.
In a charity auction in New York, UK guitarist Eric Clapton has sold more than 70 of his musical instruments and some of his personal belongings.